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Don’t Forget About Gabourey Sidibe

by #teamEBONY   Mar 06, 2014

Like most people who have souls, I teared up listening to Lupita Nyong’o's acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress during Sunday night’s Oscar telecast.... Read More

Why Lupita Nyong’o’s Win Matters to Black Women & Girls

What Lupita Nyong’o’s Win Means to Black Women and Girls

by Clutch   Mar 04, 2014

By now you’ve heard the news that Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her performance in Steve McQueen’s epic drama 12 Years... Read More

Lupita Nyong'o Admits Complexion Was An 'Obstacle' During Her Youth

Lupita Nyong’o Shares that She Struggled with Her Dark Skin

by Huffington Post   Feb 28, 2014

There wasn't a dry eye in the house Thursday when Lupita Nyong'o delivered an emotional speech while accepting her honor for best breakout performance... Read More

Where Are The Black G I R Ls On Pharrell's Album Cover? Fans React

Pharrell’s GIRL Cover Color Controversy

by MTV   Feb 27, 2014

The ever-"Happy" Pharrell Williams may need to take his light-footed lyrics to heart today because the Internet backlash surrounding his new album cover art... Read More

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Hip-Hop’s (Other) White Girl Problem

by Shaka Shaw   Feb 27, 2014

Arguably, the biggest issue regarding the role of women in the hip-hop world is that of objectification. However, I’m finding myself even more annoyed... Read More

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Dencia Wants to Set the Record Straight on Whitenicious

by Yaba Blay   Feb 03, 2014

In early January, Cameroonian pop singer, Dencia, launched a new skin care line, Whitenicious. Within 24 hours, it sold out—and "before" and "after" pictures... Read More


Whitenicious and
YOUR Self-Hatred

by Alexander Hardy   Jan 22, 2014

Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer Dencia has found herself on tongues and pages across the globe as of late. However, the newfound spotlight has little to... Read More


Study: Light Skin Associated with Education

by The Atlantic   Jan 15, 2014

The students tested at San Francisco State University were shown words like "ignorant" and "educated" for 33 milliseconds. These subliminal prompts are part of... Read More

Teaching Black Girls to Be Beautiful

Teaching Black Girls to Be Beautiful

by Daisy Jenkins, JD   Dec 23, 2013

One of the songs I love so much by the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is “Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m... Read More

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:
Black Men and Colorism

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:
Black Men and Colorism

by Gerren Keith Gaynor   Oct 28, 2013

While skimming through my Instagram timeline recently, I came across a photo of actor Michael Ealy with some very colorful captions: “We outta style... Read More